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Ganim Mayoral Campaign Structurally Messy With Strength Of Passion

August 17th, 2015 · 35 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics

What Joe Ganim’s mayoral campaign lacks in organizational tightness it compensates with a premium on passion. Ganim lacks a traditional campaign manager, a consistently staffed media presence, or chief strategist familiar with Bridgeport campaign turf. And often Ganim, a relentless campaigner, appears to be candidate, chief cook and bottle washer. What the campaign does enjoy […]

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Ganim Rolls Out Ministers, Finch Union Endorsements

August 14th, 2015 · 96 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

Update re Shane Gaskins. Countering a flood of union endorsements for Mayor Bill Finch, former Mayor Joe Ganim on Thursday trotted out endorsements from 12 African American ministers with a message focused on taxes, finances and public safety. From Ganim campaign: Today, several African American religious leaders within the city of Bridgeport announced their support […]

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Rev. Lee Protests Tribute Reversal, Mayor’s Office Cites Misunderstanding, Thanks Her For Service

August 12th, 2015 · 91 Comments · City Politics, News and Events

UPDATE: Video features OIB commenter Steven Auerbach in verbal exchange with Mary McBride Lee. Charging Mayor Bill Finch meddled politically in a tribute to honor Rev. Mary McBride Lee’s march at Selma in conjunction with the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, the city councilor and supporters protested Tuesday in front of the Margaret […]

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Ganim’s First Mailer: ‘Made Mistakes, Paid For Them’–Were They Mistakes Or By Design? Finch Campaign: Ganim Can’t Be Trusted

August 2nd, 2015 · 110 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

In his first campaign mailer, former Mayor Joe Ganim tries to immunize himself from opponent criticism declaring “I did good things as Bridgeport’s Mayor … My opponents are going to launch a tirade of personal attacks against me never before seen in Bridgeport’s history.” Of course opponents will argue never before in Bridgeport’s history did […]

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Gomes Endorses Foster, Stallworth Backs Ganim

July 29th, 2015 · 66 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Two members of Bridgeport’s state legislative delegation reaffirmed their support for mayoral candidates, State Senator Ed Gomes for Mary-Jane Foster and State Rep. Charlie Stallworth for Joe Ganim. Both Gomes and Stallworth have a base of support in the African American-rich 135th District.

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Finch Wins Endorsement For Mayor–Ganim, Other Challengers Press On, Torres Endorsed By GOP

July 22nd, 2015 · 138 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

Former Mayor Joe Ganim hoped for a winning strategy that landed him 45 votes at the Democratic Town Committee endorsement with a tie broken by Town Chairman Mario Testa. Ganim came up four votes short to Mayor Bill Finch who was endorsed for a third four-year term at Testo’s Restaurant by a tally of 49-41. […]

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Say Hello To The 90 Most Popular People In Bridgeport

July 21st, 2015 · 71 Comments · Analysis and Comment, City Politics, News and Events

I love you, I need you, I want you. They’re being schmoozed and boozed, urged, cajoled, worked, and some promised this and that. They’re popular today, perhaps not so Tuesday night depending on how the 90 members of the Democratic Town Committee cast their endorsement vote for mayor, Bill Finch or Joe Ganim, at Testo’s […]

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State Reps Applaud Energy Project For Downtown

July 2nd, 2015 · 2 Comments · Development and Zoning, News and Events

Bridgeport’s State House delegation is heralding legislation resulting in a new district heating system, known as a thermal loop, Downtown. See more on the Bridgeport District Energy Project here.

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